Seeing Delhi

Seeing Delhi

Mughal monuments

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Time: 3 Days

Most tourists take Delhi only as an arrival and departure place before their travels around India and stay here only the shortest possible time. But it is possible to find here a wide range of beautiful sights, especially from the Mughal era. Most attractions are located within 10 km from the old city center and as such are the best accessible by taxi.  

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Day 1

Seeing the old city center of Delhi

The first day set out to the Old Delhi where you will find the most famous monuments. First see the imposing Jama mosque (Friday). From there it is less than one kilometer through the bazaar to the gigantic Red Fort. After seeing it, set out along the main artery of this extremely crowded part of town – Chandni Chowk. Just a short walk from the Red Fort is an interesting temple Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, the oldest Jain temple in the city. a little fit farther have the Siksh their temple – Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. There is also the town hall. Chandni Chowk is then ended with an interesting mosque Fatehpuri. In addition, you will come across here countless number of various bazaars and small temples.

Article: Visit of Jama mosque

The largest mosque in India

Jama (Friday) mosque is the heart of old Delhi and along with the Red Fort the biggest tourist attraction. It is the best known and largest mosque in India and one of the jewels of Mughal architecture. Its beauty rivals with a few years younger Badshahi Mosque in Pakistani Lahore. In addition, it is possible to climb the minaret and look around Delhi from above.

Article: Visit of Red Fort

Mughal palace and castles in one

Mughal emperors ruled their empire from the Red Fort in central Delhi for more than two hundred years. This fort built of red stone, under which it is named, used to protect the picturesque pavilions and monarch gardens. Today it is a popular stop for almost all tourists who come to Delhi. In addition, right next is another attraction - beautiful Jama Mosque and a bustling market.

Day 2

Mughal tombs

The next day, head to the south from the city center and see beautiful Mughal tombs of Humayun and Safdarjung and have a walk in interesting Lodhi gardens. 

Article: Visit of Humayun 's Tomb

Architectural jewel in the heart of Delh

Hot, dirty and crowded Delhi usually drives all travelers away as quickly as possible, but there are also very beautiful architectural monuments hidden in the large gardens without crowds of tourists. One of them is impressive Humayun's tomb lying just 2.5 kilometers south-east from India Gate. This building is a beautiful example of Mughal fabulous architecture.

Article: Visit Tombs in Lodhi gardens

Tombs in the center of Delhi

Lodhi Gardens (sometimes called also Lodi) is one of the few pleasant green oases in the middle of hot Delhi south of India Gate. They are not as famous as the tomb of Humayun and Safdarjung that are not too far away, but even so they are definitely worth a visit. You almost do not meet a living soul here and in addition, there is not entrance fee.

Day 3

Old Fort, India Gate and surroundings

The third day set off to explore the old fort Purana Qila. Stop at the monument of India Gate. In the government district look at the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan (presidential palace) and Mughal gardens. You can also have a drive to see Raj ghat – the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi.

Article: Visit of Purana Qila

The oldest fort in Delhi

Purana Qila = Old fort from the 16th century is located just a few hundred meters to the east of India Gate. Although it is not one of the biggest tourist blockbuster in Delhi - after all, not much of it is preserved, but even so it is still worth a visit. Worth seeing is certainly impressive western gateway Bara Darwaza, mosque Qila-i-Kuhna and interesting building of private Humayun's library.

Day 4

More distant sights

You will need to get further from the center the fourth day:

  • Modern Lotos temple (Bahai Temple).
  • Far to the south end of city is the highest minaret of Qutab Minar.
  • Modern but still very impressive temple Swaminarayan Akshardham.

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